We believe art is for everyone so we regularly take it to the streets. You will find our exhibitions and pop up art stations at established community events. We also produce our own events to enable people of all ages and abilities to encounter creativity and participate in artmaking where they least expect it.
Entries will soon open for our annual photography competition. This is aimed at all ages and abilities. The top 60 photographs will be exhibited at the TK A&P Show on Saturday 10 December and celebrated on social media. Standby for more information soon.
Matariki Soap Carving Pop Ups - July 2022
We dropped in to Te Kauwhata's combined school's Matariki celebration at TK College and then popped up in the carpark of Meremere Hall on Matariki Public Holiday with a big box of soap and carving tools. Several people commented on how relaxing it was to work with such a soft scented material. Check out some of the awesome community mahi!
SKATEFEST 2022 - April 2022
On April 30 we co-hosted SKATEFEST 2022 with New Zealous Music. This was an opportunity to exhibit the decks designed and painted by Toi Ako Youth, and to run an open air art station for kids to make tech decks while watching the extra-ordinary talents of local and guest skaters. There are lots of way to be creative, check out some of these moves!
Children's Day 2022: Family Flow - 4 to 12 March 2022
Due to Covid restrictions were unable to deliver the community's much loved Splash'n Dash event for the past two years, but OUR KIDS MATTER so we did not let Children's Day 2022 pass us by. We teamed up with Te Kauwhata Water Association and Te Kauwhata Community House to deliver Family Flow, a series of 10 creative challenges for families and/or teams of friends, fostering fun and togetherness within your home/family/team bubble. We had 200 people participate. Enjoy our video here.
Youth Mural Unveiling - 2/3/22
On Tuesday 2 March 2022 we unveiled the mural created by local artist Claire du Bosky and the rangitahi in our Youth Programme. It is now enjoyed by many in the heart of our town - corner of Waerenga Rd and Wira St. Thanks to Te Kauwhata Community Committee at Waikato District Council, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, Resene and everyone involved.
Te Kauwhata Community Photography Exhibition 2021
Window of the Old Library, Main Street, Next to Peplers from 11 Dec 2021 - 31 Jan 2022
Chalk your walk Te Kauwhata - 6/11/21
Connecting the community during Covid.
Te Kauwhata Community Photography Exhibition 2020 & A&P Show Art Stations - 12/12/2020
Burst My Bubble - 2020
An invitation for the community to illustrate life in their bubble during our first Covid lockdown. ECEs, Schools and Aparangi Care Unit participated as well as individuals within the community. View the animation shared with the community. An exhibition was also installed at the library once we reached Level 2. During lock down we also ran a Sunday online Couch Choir to buoy spirits and build connection.
Best Fest - 8/8/2020
Our contribution to a Waikato wide Covid response led by Creative Waikato.
Splash'n Dash Art Stations - 1/3/2020
Te Kauwhata Community Photography Exhibition 2019 & A&P Show Art Stations - 14/12/2019